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  • Head Coach
    Kevin Czepiel has been the Head Coach of the boys’ varsity ice hockey team since 2016. Under Czepiel’s guidance, NMH has seen one of the biggest turn around in New England Prep School Hockey. In 2017-2018, Czepiel was named the NEPSIHA Coach of the Year. Czepiel also was named Coach of the Year, by various media outlets including the New England Hockey Journal and Neutral Zone. In just his second year at NMH, Czepiel lead the boy’s ice hockey team to the most wins in school history (24) and a #1 seed Martin Earl Tournament (Large). NMH was ranked ten straight weeks in the Top 10 in New England. Czepiel also led NMH to the Championship Game of the Lawrenceville School Holiday Tournament for the first time in 27 years. In his short time at NMH, Czepiel has helped numerous NMH players accept Division I scholarships to many of the top college hockey programs in the country and many more to top Division III programs. Prior to joining NMH, Czepiel spent two years as the Director of Hockey Operations at the University of Massachusetts. During his time on the staff, the Minutemen had five players sign entry level NHL contracts, two players named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team, and another player to the All-Conference Team. Czepiel also spent a year scouting across North America for the United States Hockey Report.

    As an athlete, Czepiel was four-year member of the Division I hockey program at the University of Massachusetts and Captained the Minutemen during his Senior Year. Over the course of his collegiate career, Czepiel suited up in 130 games and earned Hockey East All-Academic Honors. Before enrolling at UMass, Czepiel won a Dineen Cup Championship as a member of the New Jersey Hitmen. During his final season with the Hitmen, Czepiel broke the league’s assist record with 58 assists in 44 games. Czepiel is a 2007 graduate of Northfield Mount Hermon and was a two-time MVP and All New England Selection during his career at NMH while leading the team in points as a Junior and Senior. Czepiel was awarded the Dr. Marvin Thompson Blanket Award for his outstanding contributions to athletics.

    Czepiel lives at NMH with his wife, Emily, also a graduate of NMH.
  • Assistant Coach
    Sam Keator, a member of the History and Social Sciences Department, has been at NMH since 2010. In addition to his current duties on the ice, Keator has served both as the head boys' JV coach and assistant coach to the girls' varsity squad during his time at NMH. He also coaches boys' JV lacrosse in the Spring.

    He lives on campus with his wife Jennifer Keator, a member of the Religious Studies and Philosophy Department, and his three daughters Bekah '19, Marina '20, and Sarah.